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Thursday, May 7, 2015

County Jail

Nine people have been placed into the custody of the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 12:01 a.m. Saturday, David Lee Messer, 48, Greencastle, was arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of methamphetamine.

* At 9:25 p.m. Donald Dale Smith, 40, Greencastle, was arrested for a probation violation.

* At 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Pamela Kay York, 51, Cloverdale, was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness and two counts of operating while intoxicated.

* At 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, Corey L. Duff, 37, Greencastle, was booked for possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and failure to appear.

* At 9:36 a.m. Travis Gene Gray, 25, Greencastle, was arrested for domestic battery, criminal recklessness and criminal mischief.

* At noon, Gracyn Abigail Bell, 18, Greencastle, was charged with probation violation.

* At 2:33 p.m. Wesley Allen Baker, 33, Roachdale, was arrested for probation violation.

* At 4:55 p.m. Laura Christine Waldron, 53, was booked for operating while intoxicated.

* At 7:50 p.m. Brittany Marie Means, 34, Cloverdale, was arrested for theft and possession of paraphernalia.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

Kendra Paige Skirvin, 22, Russellville, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Greencastle Walmart store by Officer Nick Eastham.

She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of theft and criminal trespassing as a result of a reported shoplifting incident.

Skirvin reportedly took $62.64 worth of merchandise without paying, including such items as Pampers, baby wipes, Lysol, milk and various articles of children's clothing.

The criminal trespassing charge stems from her reported involvement in a previous incident at Walmart, police said.

* At 11 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Charles Inman was called to the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road on the report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

He ended up citing David Cook, 39, Indianapolis, for possession of marijuana.

One minor accident was investigated recently by city officers.

* At 4:20 p.m. Monday, Officer Albert Epple was called to the CVS parking lot at Indianapolis Road and Percy Julian Drive after two vehicles were involved in an accident while backing from parking spaces.

Donna Wood, 56, Greencastle, had backed her 2014 Chevrolet Cobalt from a parking spot and was putting the car in gear when it was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Danielle Dattilio, 20, Lexington, Ky., police said.

Dattilio told Officer Epple she did not see that Wood had backed out when she did likewise with her vehicle and the collision occurred.

Total damage was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Department

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has responded to numerous incidents recently.

* At 11:35 a.m. Friday, Kent A. Ames, 51, Coatesville, was southbound on County Road 750E, near County Road 500N in a 2015 Case Patriot farm spray-type vehicle when he came into a congested area due to community yard sales.

Ames advised Capt. Tom Helmer he was new to using the equipment. As he passed a 2011 Toyota 4-Runner, owned by Kendra Coon of Cloverdale, parked along the side of the road, the tractor's right rear tire struck the unoccupied vehicle. The force pushed the 4-Runner into a mailbox.

Damage was estimated at $5,001- $10,000.

* At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, David L. Walter, 21, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 450N near Greencastle in a 2013 Dodge 2500 when a deer ran in front of his vehicle.

He advised Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle he could not avoid striking the deer, which caused minor damage to the front driver's side bumper and the side of the vehicle.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Phyllis J. Refley, 64, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 near County Road 300N when a deer ran into her path from the east side of the road.

She advised Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle she could not avoid striking the deer with her 2006 Kia Sportage, resulting in minor damage to the front passenger side.

Damage was listed at $1,001- $2,500.

* At 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Monicef N. Laouinin, 66, Indianapolis was eastbound on Interstate 70 in a 2015 Volvo 122 while pulling a trailer.

Laouinin advised Deputy Matthew Biggs as he neared the 30-mile marker, a deer crossed the road and he struck it with the trailer.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Gary L. Wolfe, 65, Poland, was westbound on State Road 40 in a 2009 Toyota Sienna when a deer crossed the road as he approached U.S. 231.

Wolfe advised Deputy Biggs he was unable to avoid a collision and struck the animal with his front bumper.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Pamela York, 51, Cloverdale, was allegedly intoxicated as she tried to leave 318 Frost Place in a 2011 Saturn Vue after a confrontation. Deputy Virgil Lanning reported that York accelerated in reverse at a high rate of speed, when she attempted to turn into the roadway, but lost control causing her to spin out of control.

She accelerated in reverse through the driveway and front yard of the residence at Frost Place, as well as the yard to the north. York again lost control while attempted to turn onto the road, and spun out. She reversed into the street and accelerated toward an unoccupied Suzuki Forenza owned by Charles Long, Cloverdale. The second vehicle spun into the yard.

She then struck another unoccupied vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Mickey Finchum of Indianapolis, and pushed it into a chain link fence.

York then struck a tree, causing major damage to the Saturn, which was towed from the scene by Heywood Wrecker.

Damage was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.

* At 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Bryce Hostettler, 19, Fillmore, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2008 Dodge Caliber south of County Road 1000N when a deer entered the roadway.

He advised Deputy Lanning that he was unable to stop before striking the animal.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Trevor D. Sheldon, 16, Roachdale, was traveling east on County Road 500N in a 2003 Ford Victoria.

He advised Reserve Deputy Rozelle he was approaching Heritage Lake campground, traveling 60 mph in a 45-mph zone and failed to negotiate the curve. He crossed the center of the road, striking a guardrail on the north side of the road.

Damage was listed at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 5:45 a.m. Monday, Jennica M. Martin, 24, Harmony, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am when a deer entered the roadway near County Road 1350N.

She advised Deputy Biggs she swerved to miss the deer and struck it with her passenger side and front bumper.

While swerving, Martin struck the guardrail on the east side, then crossed the road and struck the guardrail on the west side.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 1:08 p.m. Wednesday, Laura C. Waldron, 53, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2000 Ford Escort when the vehicle left the roadway.

Waldron struck a driveway, went airborne and landed on a Vectren Energy gas line, breaking it and causing a gas leak before continuing through a yard, into a patch of trees and finally coming to rest after striking a tree.

Waldron had a cut forehead and was transported to Putnam County Hospital.

Deputy Adam Hull estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 8:50 p.m. Alicia N. Miles, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 550 West in a 2003 Honda Accord. As she approached County Road 300 South, a deer ran into the roadway and she was unable to avoid the animal.

A juvenile passenger who was in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle complained of chest pain and was taken to Putnam County Hospital.

Deputy Biggs estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 10:45 p.m. Tonda Hinton, Cloverdale, was eastbound on State Road 42 in a 2014 Chevrolet CZT when an unknown animal ran into the roadway.

Hinton advised Deputy Biggs that she was unable to avoid the collision and that when she backed up to attempt locating the animal, she struck a ditch with her rear bumper.

Biggs was unable to locate the animal upon arrival at the scene but did find black hairs on the front bumper of the vehicle.

Damage was listed at $1,001-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department assisted two medical calls and two other dispatches recently.

* At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 106 Spring St. It was determined the alarm was set off by cooking.

* At 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, GFD responded to 1542 Bloomington St. to assist with a motor vehicle accident.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.

Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.

Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.